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Jun 30, 2011 5:30pm PDT
in the fight overseas. first, richard engel, our chief foreign correspondent was here with us last night, he's on a plane back to the region. last weekend he received the daniel pearl award for courage and integrity in his reporting from the l.a. press club, it was named after "the wall street journal" reporter captured and killed in pakistan. richard has spent the better part of this past decade covering this nation's dual wars. and a few days back, we all gathered for the retirement of craig white, our nbc news chief photographer. craig has been our go-to guy for years. by the way, the video he shot of the firefight beneath an airport on baghdad road early in the invasion is the best photograph y in this era. that was his camera when david bloom roared across the desert and when richard engel came out with his combat unit just a few months back. craig says he's going sailing with his wife and he will, but i say we'll see craig again. >>> when we come back, a royal couple honored. >>> it's been just two months since the royal wedding that received global attention. and now will an
Jul 8, 2011 6:30pm EDT
chief foreign correspondent richard engel finds himself back in tahrir square once again tonight. richard, good evening. >> reporter: we certainly are back here in tahrir square and so are the demonstrate fors, today we saw the biggest protests since the ones that brought down hosni mubarak and they say they're going to stay in this square until the revolution's been met. over 100,000 people in tahrir square today, back with their tents and slogans. mubarak may be gone, but he and his top officials have not been put on trial, reform is slow or nonexistent. the revolution here is clearly not over, but now many of the young activists who started this revolution five months ago fear it's being hijacked by the military and islamic groups. we visited the cairo headquarters of the secular revolutionaries who toppled mubarak with their campaigns on facebook and twitter. they're nearly out of money. they're office, grubby, cheaply furnished, with old commuters and a photo copy machine. sheryl says young organizers like her are losing power to the egyptian brotherhood. >> reporter: just c
Jul 7, 2011 6:30pm EDT
saw today was shocking. our chief foreign correspondent richard engel was watching from his post in cairo and is with us from there tonight. richard, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. i was watching yemeni state television on a big 37-inch television right in front of my desk here in cairo. and when the yemeni president started to speak and i know what he looks like, i did not recognize him. his face was much darker than it normally is, he didn't move at all in the chair in which he was sitting, his face was completely expressionless, his hands were bandaged. this is the first time we have seen the yemeni president since that assassination attempt, an explosion inside the yemeni presidential palace a month ago. if this was an attempt by the yemeni government that he is still in control, that attempt might not have been successful. members of the opposition who are still out on the streets every day, they want him to step down and say what they saw today on television is a clear indication he is no longer fit to lead. brian? >> richard engel from his post in cairo tonig
Jul 13, 2011 5:30pm PDT
. our coverage begins tonight with chief foreign correspondent richard engel. >> reporter: the bombs were well hidden and coordinated to explode at the height of mumbai's evening rush hour. the first exploded in a renowned jewelry market just before 7:00 p.m. a minute later, a second, more powerful device went off in a crowded business district near a bus station, one bomb was apparently hidden under an umbrella, the other in an electric circuit box. after two back to back explosions, police knew, mumbai was under attack by terrorists. then a third bomb believed to have been in a taxi, exploded downtown. police locked down the city. >> the entire city of mumbai has been put on high alert. i would appeal to the people of mumbai and people all over the country to remain calm and maintain peace. >> reporter: so far, no one has claimed responsibility, but suspicion falls on the same pakistan-based group that attacked mumbai in 2008. this time, mumbai was better prepared, but the violence would inflame tension between two old enemies, india and pakistan, both nuclear powers. richard engel
Jul 8, 2011 5:30am EDT
was also gone, replaced with a stubbly beard. nbc news chief correspondent richard engel joins us from cairo. we sort of get a sense from that video put out yesterday that president saleh obviously is still alive, still functioning somewhat. but what about yemen? the state of that country? in terms of its own security and the the threat to the rest of us. >> since that assassination attempt about a month ago, yemen hasn't really had a central government, and that video, i guess it was intended to show that the president although he's no longer in yemen, he's recovering in saudi arabia, is still alive. what it did was show the president very weakened. still clearly injured by the bomb attack that he survived. he was apparently showing burn injuries ani was watching this video as it was being broadcast on yemeni state television. i've seen him in person. i've seen him give speeches many, many times. i didn't recognize him. he look sod much thinner. his face was so much darker, apparently from burns he suffered. his mustache and facial hair was gone. he was wearing the head scarf, wh
Jul 12, 2011 1:00pm EDT
correspondent richard engel. richard, you've been doing some reporting on this assassination. what can you tell us? >> reporter: we were able to find out a few more details about how exactly this assassination took place. as tia mentioned awk was in his home which is also an office in kandahar this morning he was receiving some tribal elders. there were several dozen people in his home office at the time. that's when one of his most trusted security aids. not exactly a bodyguard. someone who coordinates for him. someone who's been working for the karzai family for about ten years and even a distant relative. this security aid a man came into a meeting walked into the room actually interrupting it and asked karzai if he could have a word with him. this is a trusted individual. he asked if karzai would be willing to step outside and have a conversation in private. he was also carrying a file with him when he interrupted that meeting. karzai expressing this level of trust that they had left the room, went into an adjacent room that's when the aas sin pulled a pistol from inside the fi
Jul 5, 2011 9:00am EDT
richard engel is in egypt, the latest of everything going on in the middle east from libya to the renewed upheaval in syria. let's start with libya. there's been two reports out there. we heard from the gadhafi side about a peace deal. we heard from the rebellion said, gadhafi, he can stay in the country if he leaves power. what's the truth going on in the middle? >> reporter: the truth is that there are no real serious negotiations between the two sides. these are mostly reports that have been in the media and denials by the government or denials by the rebels. the rebels at one stage said gadhafi could stay in the country if he leaves power. then the government said today that gadhafi has no intention of ever leaving power. so the reality is there's no concrete dialogue here. it is still a conflict and it is still a deadlock. >> you're in cairo. i do want to go there. there's more protests due to a court ruling. there's speculation that the elections could get postponed beyond september. what can you tell us about all that? >> reporter: there's still a lot of political chaos here. many
Jul 15, 2011 5:30pm PDT
streets again today. our chief foreign correspondent richard engel is back in tahrir square in cairo where it all started. richard, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. when i spoke to you last friday, the egyptian revolution was starting all over again and as you can see, the protesters are still here, they believe that egypt's transitionary government isn't implementing reform quickly enough, and they are starting to see results. this week that transition government fired about 700 senior police officers including 500 generals. they also postponed elections here until november, giving these demonstrators more time to organize themselves politically. in syria, however, a very different situation, today syria saw perhaps the biggest demonstration yet, more than a million people out in the streets in nine different cities, all protesting against the government, although the syrian government is cracking down, injuring more than 20 people just today. >>> we learned more today about what some have called osama bin laden's wish list, taken from his compound that was raided by
Jul 12, 2011 3:00pm EDT
evidence that the taliban was responsible. >> richard engel, thank you very much indeed. >>> before we go, a note on a passing. sherman schwartz, the man who created "gilligan's island" and "the brady bunch" died earlier this morning. he worked for years for notables like bob hope and red skelton. it was his tale, professor, millionaire, his wife among them plus the story of a lovely lady with three lovely girls and a man named brady, a group that somehow form add family. it's those stories that he will forever be remembered by. sherwood schwartz was 94 years old. eein balance after 50, i switched to a complete multivitamin with more. only one a day women's 50+ advantage has ginkgo for memory and concentration, plus support for bone and breast health. a great addition to my routine. [ female announcer ] one a day women's. on a track that simulates the world's toughest roads. ♪ [ tires screeching ] ♪ if it can survive this drive... ♪ it can survive yours. the nissan altima. innovation that lasts. innovation for all. ♪ >>> it's time to "clear the air." if the president leads thes
Jul 16, 2011 5:00am PDT
off limits to the public. but nbc news chief foreign correspondent richard engel got a once in a lifetime tour. >> the sahara plateau, egypt's other great pyramid complex, is also its oldest. the pyramid of the fapharoahs w built nearly 5,000 years ago. today it's partially covered with scaffolding, under restoration by egypt's well-known minister of antiquities, hawas. but those are step pyramids all of a 17 story building also has a secret. which we saw when dr. hawass took us inside. hidden beneath the pyramids, a labyrinth of tunnels. they stretch for five miles. some of them are quite small. >> yes. very narrow and difficult. >> reporter: at the center of the maze is the pharoah's final resting place. 120 feet below ground. >> we are now in the bottom of the pyramid. . >> reporter: the burial chamber is also propped up by scaffolding. ha was' team is reinforcing the pyramid from the inside out. >> all the stones fall down on the sarcophagus. that's exactly what the ancient egyptians had. >> reporter: but as we toured, hawass has a revelation of its own. egypt's revolution ha
Jul 21, 2011 7:00am EDT
think of libya, a war zone probably comes to mind. but nbc's chief foreign correspondent richard engel came across ancient ruins there that may take your breath away and may make you forget about the conflict for a little while. richard, good morning. glad to have you in new york. >> people think of libya, as you said, they think of gadhafi, the war zone. there's a totally different libya. hundreds of miles of unspoiled mediterranean coast. an ancient city. we went to the city mention in the bible, many know it as the city of serene. it's under rebel control and for the first time, perhaps, it's accessible to visit. >>> east of the rebel capital, benghazi, is the ancient city of serene. unesco called it one of the most impressive complexes of ruins in the entire world, with a forest of columns, temples, and a massive theater overlooking a long valley. 2,500 years ago, this was a flourishing greek city. it was called the athens of north africa. there was even a school here established by the student of sock are a t socrates. history moves on, it became a roman city, even the christians lived
Jul 15, 2011 7:00am PDT
. one of the most iconic images anywhere in the world. nbc's chief foreign correspondent richard engel is in egypt with a rare look inside one of the ancient pyramids. richard, good morning to you. >> good morning, matt. we have something very special today. egypt has been in the news a lot this year because of its revolution and on going political unrest. but this country has so much more to offer than that. and we were given exclusive access to a network of tunnels that i didn't even know existed underneath egypt's oldest stone pyramids. and it was a look inside the pharoah's secret tunnel. the saqqara is also the oldest. the step pyramid of the pharoah was built years ago. today it's partially covered with scaffolding, under restoration by the minister of antiquities. >> the pyramid was tearing apart. the stones were loosening. it was collapsincollapsing. >> reporter: but the pyramid also has a secret, which we saw when the doctor took us inside. hidden beneath the pyramid are tunnels, they stretch for five miles. >> some of them with r. quite small. >> yes. >> reporter: at the center
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